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Book Wreath

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This beautiful Book Wreath is a great way to decorate your reading nook or library.  Made with a cardboard frame and pages from a book, this DIY wreath is so simple to make, yet gives any room in your home a stunning accent piece that everyone will love.  You could also use this technique to create a wreath using magazine pages, comic book pages, or even tissue paper or construction paper.  Let your creativity run wild with this easy and fun paper wreath.

Book Wreath

Materials:

  • Apron Lace Border Punch
  • Scalloped Sentiment Border Punch
  • Retractable Fingertip Detail Knife
  • Crafting Rotary Paper Trimmer (12")
  • Chipboard base
  • Book pages
  • Glue gun/glue sticks

 

Instructions:

  1. Begin with a chipboard base. I created mine using the largest Super Sized Circle Template for the outer edge and a smaller one for the interior ring.
     
  2. Tear out pages from a book (mine is from the dollar store) and run a border punch along the straight edge of each page. This went much quicker than I anticipated as I was able to run three pages through at a time.
     
  3. You can use the pages at the size they come or trim down for a smaller wreath. I trimmed my pages down to three inches wide after punching. Now it's time to start gluing on your pages. I used a glue gun with a low temperature setting so I wouldn't have to worry much about burning myself. You can fold or roll each page any way you wish. I recommend experimenting a little. The important thing is not to crease any folds so the wreath will be full. Here's the fold I ended up going with:

    Book Wreath
     
  4. I rolled the page in one time and accordion "folded" the rest. I rolled one time so that text would be showing in front instead of the blank edge of the paper.

    Book Wreath
     
  5. Glue sections along the edge of your wreath base being sure to get glue in between the layers. Once you have the perimeter covered, come back around with an overlapping layer, folding a "tab" over at the bottom of each section to glue on for fullness.

    Book Wreath
     
  6. Once you get to the center, fold your tab through the center and glue to the back to cover the chipboard.
     
  7. At this point you will want to go back and fill in spots with individual sections to get the wreath full and evenly spread. Just keep going until you're happy. It's quite addictive and I had to tell myself to walk away. I guess that's a good sign that this is a fun craft!

    Book Wreath

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